12 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Elvis Presley’s debut studio album is an ideal jukebox selection that shows the hungry, fledgling star rising to life through his favorite musical styles. With a teenage fan’s full-bodied gusto, he embraces R&B (“Trying to Get to You”), country (“Just Because”), rockabilly (“I Got a Woman”), and doo-wop (“I’m Counting On You”). You can hear Presley’s inimitable singing style coalescing in the puckered enunciations of “One-Sided Love Affair,” while “Blue Suede Shoes” disguises hot-rod rumble under the candy-bright veneer of radio pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Elvis Presley’s debut studio album is an ideal jukebox selection that shows the hungry, fledgling star rising to life through his favorite musical styles. With a teenage fan’s full-bodied gusto, he embraces R&B (“Trying to Get to You”), country (“Just Because”), rockabilly (“I Got a Woman”), and doo-wop (“I’m Counting On You”). You can hear Presley’s inimitable singing style coalescing in the puckered enunciations of “One-Sided Love Affair,” while “Blue Suede Shoes” disguises hot-rod rumble under the candy-bright veneer of radio pop.

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